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Use output, it is a program that sits in the menu bar which can switch the audio device on the fly. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/output/id435867551?mt=12 I use it at work to switch between my built in output on my Macbook Pro and my logitech usb headset. Except for one voip provider, and google chat, It is able to switch the audio on the fly in every ...
Had two silica beads stuck in my iPad earphone jack at the same time. What a pain! Took a paperclip end and scraped the beads up and down, taking care not to touch the earphone contacts. The sides turned to powder within 2-3 minutes allowing for each one to fall out. Wrapped the paperclip with paper towel and wiped the inside.
From https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5500054. This appears to have worked for me so far. I'll update if it stops working. Close all windows and quit all applications. Click "Go" menu in the Finder menubar. Select Computer, then Macintosh HD / Library / Preferences Open "Audio" folder. Right click these two files and ...
If you see red glowing light coming from it try the toothpick approach: take a toothpick and poke around in the jack until light turns off. Source from: Apple inc OS X Mavericks: Audio ports
looks like your headphones jack has problem. Since its a hardware issue, better take it to apple store and get the jack replaced.
If you alt-click on the speaker icon in your toolbar you can select output and input devices.
Under System Preferences → Sound → Output there should be a list of available output devices. From that list you should be able to choose your output device.
It depends on the program that is playing the sound. If I have a youtube video playing in Safari, I can switch between output devices in Audio MIDI Setup, and it works. VLC on the other hand handles the choice of output device for itself, so I have to change it in VLC. The advantage is that I can choose an output device that is not the default one.
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